Niki de Saint Phalle Foundation

Nana Acrobate, Circa 1968

Painted resin
7.87 x 7.87 x 4.72 in ( 20 x 20 x 12 cm ), Unique
L'oiseau amoureux, 1972

Painted polyester
16.93 x 15.75 x 7.87 in ( 43 x 40 x 20 cm ), Unique
Bathing Beauty, 1967

Painted resin and joined iron base
64.96 x 64.96 x 35.04 in ( 165 x 165 x 89 cm ), Unique
Sweet sexy Clarice, 1968

Screenprint in colours
23.23 x 29.13 in ( 59 x 74 cm ), Edition of 75, AP
White Tree, 1972

Assemblage on wood
96.06 x 48.03 x 8.66 in ( 244,5 x 122 x 22 cm ), Unique

b. Neuilly Sur Seine, France, 29 October 1930 ? d. San Diego, CA, USA, 21 May 2002

 

Niki de Saint Phalle is a Franco-American artist who began her career as a painter in 1950. Her work quickly moved towards assemblages, reliefs, and sculpture. In 1961, she became a member of the Nouveaux Réalistes group. The Tirs [Shootings] from the early 1960s were quickly followed in 1965 by the sexy, curvaceous, feminine sculptures she called Nanas*. Then her art moved to exterior spaces with large, bright, colourful sculptures, some of which created in collaboration with Jean Tinguely: Le Cyclop in Milly-la-Forêt, La Fontaine Stravinsky next to the Pompidou Centre in Paris and her
masterpiece The Tarot Garden in Italy.


The first retrospective was dedicated to Niki de Saint Phalle?s work was held at the Pompidou Centre, Paris in 1980. Her works are included in some very prestigious museum collections: the Pompidou Centre, Paris; Musée d?Art Moderne in Paris; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Tate, London; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.; the MoMA, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.


* French colloquial word meaning ?girl? or ?woman?.



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NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE, STRUCTURES FOR LIFE - MOMA PS1, NY

INSTITUTION

04.05.2020 - 09.07.2020

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NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE - SCULPTURE BY THE SEA - MUSEUM BEELDEN AAN ZEE, LA HAYE, PAYS-BAS

INSTITUTION

10.09.2019 - 03.01.2020

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NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE - SHA TIN TOWN HALL, HONG KONG

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05.05.2019 - 06.02.2019


Press

SCULPTURE NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE

ELLE SUPPLEMENT

SCULPTURE NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE

28.07.2017
DEUX EXPOS À NE PAS MANQUER

LE POINT SUPPLEMENT

DEUX EXPOS À NE PAS MANQUER

13.07.2017
NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE S'INSTALLE CET ÉTÉ À SAINT-TROPEZ

LE QUOTIDIEN DE L'ART

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE S'INSTALLE CET ÉTÉ À SAINT-TROPEZ

04.07.2017

Publications

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE SAINT-TROPEZ 2017

Niki de Saint Phalle Foundation

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE SAINT-TROPEZ 2017

09/2017

Ouvrage publié à l'occasion de l'exposition de Niki de Saint Phalle à Saint-Tropez en 2017.

Graphisme : Dimaj Studio

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